How can a physiotherapist help with sport-related injuries?
A good program involves exercising the injured area and stretching tight muscles, massaging sore spots, and doing exercises that prepare it to withstand stress from exercise, competition, or other situations that could cause injury in the future.
During the sports injury rehabilitation process, there are certain techniques that can be used by physiotherapists to help promote the healing process of soft tissues.
Some sports rehabilitation techniques include, but are not limited to:
- Soft or deep myofascial trigger release
- Exercise programs including strengthening and stretching
- Dry needling
- Sports massage
It is important to note that there is often no one technique that works better than the others – it may be a combination of the above and the individual’s preference or physiotherapist’s advice.
While not all of these therapies can be used in every case, some combination of two or more of them will usually help to speed up and improve recovery time and overall physical function.
Physiotherapy rehabilitation treatments can rehabilitate the injury so it doesn’t impact future performances and reduce the recurrence of further injury.
At Australian Sports Physio, we want our patients to be active participants in their recovery. We provide them with the education for self-management of their injury as well as how they can avoid future injuries through lifestyle changes and improved movement patterns.
Our goal is to reduce your pain and discomfort while restoring movement so you can get back out there and play!